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Pay Your Own Way Government Has a Body Count

Leah Plunkett | Posted 06.16.2014 | Politics
Leah Plunkett

If Kafka were around to design a plan for governance, the result would be this pay-your-own-way approach. When government tries to make some citizens pay for services we all rely on, the results are at best bizarre, at worst sinister.

The Politics of Debt in America

Steve Fraser | Posted 03.31.2013 | Business
Steve Fraser

Debt remains, as it long has been, the Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde of capitalism. For a small minority, it's a blessing; for others a curse.

Strange Bedfellows: Occupy Wall Street and the Bill Collector!

Jerry Ashton | Posted 11.14.2012 | Business
Jerry Ashton

OWS is certainly muscling (buying?) its way in, but with a "business" model that collection agencies and debt buyers would not have entertained in a lifetime.

Debt Collection Fail

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 06.07.2012 | Business

Since a debt collector's job involves getting people to pay money they owe, you'd think every collection company would keep careful track of those out...

Debt Collectors Might Be Employed To Recoup City's Unpaid Water Bills

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 04.30.2012 | Business

The city of Canton, Ohio might be giving the debt-collection industry some rather good business soon. The Canton city council will vote Monday on w...

Debt Collectors Want To Be Your Friend On Facebook

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 04.24.2012 | Business

Your Facebook profile can and will be used against you. A recent segment on KDVR, the Fox affiliate for Denver, reminds us that collection agencie...

BofA Allegedly Called Debtor 38 Times After He Filed For Bankruptcy

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 03.30.2012 | Business

A bankruptcy judge in Florida recently sent a message to big banks: When your debtors go into bankruptcy, quit trying to get money out of them or you'...

Fake Suicide Call Prompts Woman To Sue Big Bank

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 02.13.2012 | Business

These days, debt collectors are putting some people through so much pain that it's landing them in the hospital. Anne Sessions of Lane County, Oreg...

Citibank Accused Of Murdering A Credit Card Deadbeat

Washington Post | Andrew Higgins | Posted 10.17.2011 | Business

The 50-year-old businessman, invited to a Citibank office in Jakarta in late March, collapsed in a tiny room set aside by the U.S. bank for question...

Debt Collection Agencies Gone Wild

Bryce Covert | Posted 08.02.2011 | Business
Bryce Covert

Those who take out loans and lines of credit are responsible for paying back what they owe. But the debt collection industry has run amok in the practices it deploys to get repaid, some acting more like organized crime than private businesses.